From east to west, to be a diver in Canada is to don a hearty amount of gear and embrace cold water. As cold water divers through and through Joey and Ali Postma have risen to the occasion through Canadian Splash. Read "Scuba Diving the Underwater World of Canada"
The Fundy Coast of New Brunswick is home to the world’s highest tides, and many of the stops along the way showcase this. In this guest post Jen Smith shares her list of the places worth a stop in this spectacular area! Read "The Fundy Coast"
During Fundy’s low tide cycle you are literally able to walk, and explore, the ocean floor. Ground covered only a few short hours earlier is revealed and the potential for finding newly exposed treasures, such as fossils, sea glass and semi-precious stones, make it easy to spend hours combing the shores. Read "Walk on the Ocean’s Floor"
Nowhere but the Bay of Fundy can combine the strength of the highest, most powerful tides in the world with the natural beauty of a diverse, unspoiled shoreline. Discover rich eco-systems of bogs and marshes, towering sea stacks and cliffs and both sand and rock beaches. Read "Diverse Coastline"
Nowhere else in the world can you see tides like those found in the Bay of Fundy! Twice everyday the Bay of Fundy fills and empties of its 100 billion tonnes of water, creating the highest tides in the world, which can reach an amazing height of 16 meters (53ft). Read "The World’s Highest Tides"
Countless fantastic photo opportunities lay along the Fundy coast. Whether looking for an urban or rural backdrop, surreal natural scenes or local culture shots, the Bay of Fundy is simply a photographer’s paradise. Read "Photographer’s Paradise"
The fishing industry is a large employer throughout parts of the Fundy region and therefore the appearance of scenic fishing weirs off the coast and historic fishing villages along the shores are common. In New Brunswick travel along Route 790, through the communities of Chance and Dipper Harbours and Maces Bay, and through St. Martins, Alma and the Fundy Isles to observe the comings and goings of the fishing boats. Read "Fishing Villages"
Located in the Western Passage of the Passamaquoddy Bay, between Deer Island, NB and Eastport, ME, Old Sow is the largest natural whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world. From an aerial photograph taken in the late 90s, it is estimated that the diameter of Old Sow measures up to 76 meters or 250 feet. Read "The Largest Natural Whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere"
Fog, created by contrasting water and air temperatures, provides natural air conditioning on otherwise scorching days. Along the Fundy coast July and August are generally the warmest months, with an average temperature of approximately 20ºC or 68ºF. Read "Fog – Nature’s Air Conditioning"
Somewhat of an acquired taste, dulse is an edible red seaweed that grows in intertidal zones in the North Atlantic and Northwest Pacific Oceans. Dulse picked off the coast of Grand Manan Island is said to be the best in the world, specifically that harvested in Dark Harbour. Read "The World’s Best Dulse"